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Monday, May 16, 2016

Imagination Award Winners Revealed at IMAG Conference
The winners of the inaugural Imagination Awards, recognizing the best work produced by independent magazine media brands, were revealed by the Association of Magazine Media (MPA) in San Francisco last week as part of the IMAG 2016 proceedings.
The Media Chart: NBA Playoffs Dominate Cable - Women's Lifestyle Magazines Report Audience
Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and O, The Oprah Magazine made up the top four women's lifestyle titles in print + digital audience for March, but which magazines made up 5-10? -Read more and find out.
Digital Reboot? Check. Time Inc.'s Next Big Push Will Involve Mobile and Data
Since Time Inc.’s spinoff from Time Warner two years ago, CEO Joe Ripp has been beating the drum of transformation. That push is now starting to bear fruit. The company just reported its strongest quarter yet as an independent company, including digital ad revenue growth of 23%.
The Iconic Reader's Digest Is Getting a Digital Makeover Trusted Media Brands Aims for People Just Starting Out
In addition to serving a hearty all-American breakfast of casserole, bananas and baked french toast, sausage, fruit salad and more, Trusted Media Brands spoke about expanding its footprint as it transforms into a digital-first entity at its inaugural NewFronts presentation Friday morning.
Hollywood Reporter Booted from Woody Allen Premiere Over Sex Abuse Essay
Erik Sass writes "This week, The Hollywood Reporter courted controversy — and got it — with the publication of a scathing op-ed by Woody Allen’s son Ronan Farrow, slamming entertainment journalists for essentially giving the legendary filmmaker a pass on charges of sexual abuse levied against him by his daughter Dylan (Farrow’s older sister.)"
Winner's Circle: Real Simple Enriched Its Community with #WomenIRL Campaign
Last January, Real Simple launched an initiative on Instagram focused on highlighting women’s unfiltered everyday moments. A little over a year later, the account has more than 110,000 followers.
Veranda Dedicates Issue to Historic Preservation
Veranda editor-in-chief Clinton Smith said in the magazine's Editor's Letter that his hope for the issue "will serve as a reminder that, while we needn’t mire ourselves in the past, we shouldn’t forget it either. Our future depends on it.”
Playboy Downplays Sex at NewFronts; Pivots to Lifestyle Coverage
To kick things off, Playboy showed a reel depicting its 63-year history as the original “bad boy” brand, going back to when Hugh Hefner founded the men’s glossy. Videos of women, cars, parties, Hefner as a young man, celebrities attesting to the brand’s power and images of in-book interviews with entertainers, politicians and business leaders flashed during the presentation.
Profile of InStyle's Rina Stone
InStyle Creative Director Rina Stone oversees the core magazine, special issues, digital, brand extensions and books. Stone has played an integral role in two major redesigns of the magazine—including the most recent with the March 2016 issue.
Q&A with FamilyFun's Elizabeth Shaw
FamilyFun hired Elizabeth Shaw last year in August as its editor-in-chief—AKA “mom-in-chief.” After a successful run as integrated content director at Scholastic’s Parents & Child, Shaw joined the Meredith brand to further engage its audience of more than 4 million readers.
The InStyle Collection’s Deanne Kaczerski Is DFR's Mover of the Week
The Daily Front Row's mover of the week, editorial director Deanne Kaczerski recently took on the role at Time Inc.’s newish InStyle Collection: And after studying to become a doctor (really!) nerded out over HTML, fell into digital publishing, and eventually helped to launch Hearst’s and Time Inc.’s MIMI.
Fast Company Names Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli to Its "100 Most Creative People in Business" List
The glossy, which focuses on business and leadership, put Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpalo Piccioli in the fifth and sixth spots for their work turning the fashion house into a “$1 billion juggernaut.”
More on Instyle's June Cover Story with Julia Roberts
More exclusives from the new issue with Julia Roberts sharing her life and health habits including her attitudes about nutrition and what she feeds her family.
In ad-blocking Wars, Publishers Propose a Détente
Publishers are finding that work-arounds are better than confrontation as they deal with the ad-blocking challenge, a recent research report from WAN-IFRA finds.
Reviewed at the Newsstand: These Magazines Will Have You Wanting to Try Vegan
Google's DoubleClick for Publishers Gets Native Ad Support
Facebook Tweaks Rules on Video Ads After Mic Tests New Units
Zuckerberg Launches "Full Investigation" into Accusations of Media Bias
How Monocle Found Money in Radio
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